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International: 25 children among dozens killed in Syria gas attack

A suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people in a rebel-held area of Syria on Tuesday, activists said, describing an incident that would mark one of the worst of its kind in Syria's six-year civil war.

At least 83 people - including 25 children - died and at least 350 others were injured in the incident in northern Idlib province, southwest of Aleppo, the relief agency UOSSM told NBC News.

UOSSM, formally known as the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, is a nonprofit coalition of groups treating to victims of the war in Syria.

International: Six killed as storms batter South US

Six people died after storms battered the South United States from Sunday into Monday.

A man in his mid-60s was killed in his mobile home in Whitmire, South Carolina, Monday after the home was struck by an unconfirmed tornado and the home flipped several times, Union County Sheriff David Taylor told ABC News.

The man was identified by the Union County Coroner's Office as J.C. Matthews, Jr., 65.

He was found after Matthews' brother discovered the home overturned and called emergency personnel for help.

Internationally: Train kills teen retrieving phone from subway track

A 13-year-old girl was killed after she dropped her mobile phone on to New York subway tracks and was struck by a train while trying to recover it, the BBC reports.

The girl, identified as Diana Kadribasic, died on Sunday after she was hit by an R train at the 63rd Drive-Rego Park station.

Police said the train ploughed through the station as the girl was trying to climb back on to the platform.

She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she died, police said.

Commuter Stephen Topete told ABC New York that people were crying on the platform after the incident.

Man killed in hit and run accident

Police are searching for a driver who knocked down a 46-year-old man and left him for dead at the side of the road on Monday night

According to police reports, around 9 pm Jagdeo of Demerara Heights was walking along the westbound lane of the Churchill -Roosevelt Highway when he was knocked down. Police said after hitting Jagdeo, the driver failed to stop leaving a bleeding Jagdeo at the side of the road.

Jagdeo was taken to the Arima Health Facility where he died while being treated.

US officials: 75 percent of ISIS fighters killed

At least 75% of ISIS fighters have been killed during the campaign of US-led airstrikes, according to US officials.

The US anti-ISIS envoy said the campaign has winnowed ISIS' ranks to between 12,000 and 15,000 "battle ready" fighters, a top US official said on Tuesday.

The figures mean the US and its coalition partners have taken out vastly more ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria than currently remain on the battlefield, two years since the bombing campaign began.

Last week a US official said the coalition had killed 50,000 militants since 2014.

18 die in Mexico following mudslides caused by Tropical Storm Earl

Mudslides triggered by intense rainfall in eastern Mexico have left 18 people dead as saturated hillsides collapsed on to homes in the wake of tropical storm Earl, the UK Guardian reports.

At least eight were confirmed dead on Sunday near the town of Huauchinango, in the rugged Sierra Norte de Puebla mountains in Puebla state, Huauchinango mayor Gabriel Alvarado said in a statement.

The death toll could still increase, Alvarado said, adding that more than 200 people had been affected by damages to homes.

Two law enforcement officers murdered; one killed in fall at his home

Three law enforcement officers are dead, two of whom were murdered early this morning.

The third officer was killed by a fall down some stairs at his home.

In the first incident, a police officer was murdered early this morning on his way home.

Police reports state that around 12:30 am today, Special Reserved Police Constable Jason Cyril John who is assigned to the Court and Process Branch, Port-of-Spain was on his way home at William Trace, Five Rivers, Arouca. 

He was speaking to his wife when she heard several loud explosions through the phone.

51-year-old Diego Martin man killed in accident

The husband of a councillor attached to the Diego Martin Regional Corporation, has been killed in an accident along the Diego Martin highway.

51-year-old Gerald La Touche was killed instantly when the vehicle he was driving collided with the concrete median while driving on the north-bound lane of the Diego Martin highway around 8 am Tuesday.

He was the husband of Councillor Gail La Touche.

Police say he was returning to his home after dropping off his sons at St Anthony’s College.

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